Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Team takes first in Division I state tournament in Harrisonburg.
The Cellar Dwellers, a Reston-based FIRST Lego League (FLL) Division 1 team, placed first in the Virginia state championships held last weekend at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The team is comprised of Lake Anne Elementary School students Sara Leong, Andy Schauer, and Jack Barrett; LAES alumni Nico Lagendyk and Andrew Barrett; and Max Butler from Vienna Elementary. FLL is a world-wide robotics competition for elementary and middle school-age children. This year, 610 teams competed across the state, including more than 360 Division 1 teams. The Cellar Dwellers were judged in four categories, how their robot performed, robot design, teamwork, and the thoroughness of their research project, which is focused on using technology to …
Monday, December 12, 2011
"Scionic Smarties" earn Champions Award.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Scionic Smarties, a group of five students from Reston, Vienna and Great Falls, took the second-place Champions Award at the Division 1 First Lego League (FLL) VA-DC Tournament. The tournament was held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg on Dec. 3, and the Scionic Smarties were one of several local teams participating. More than 100 teams from Virginia qualified for the state tournament. This year's theme was Food Factor, and participants undertook projects to aid in food safety. This team's research project was based on identifying food safety issues with corn and finding innovative solutions for corn storage to prevent spoilage in developing countries. The competition spanned two days, and the teams were judged in areas …
Monday, November 22, 2010
First LEGO League Regional Tournaments Held at Reston School
Forest Edge Elementary School was taken over by robots on Sunday. LEGO robots, that is. More than 40 teams from all over Northern Virginia brought robotic smarts to the table for some spirited competition at DC/Md/VA First Lego League's eight regional tournaments. First LEGO League is a team activity. The teams, formed in the beginning of the school year, work for months on their robotic skills and a research project, presented in a skit format. Each team is judged on their teamwork, robot design, research portion and the table performance. The table performance is open to the public. In under three minutes, each team's robot needs to complete a series of tasks without penalties. Some teams choose to perform more complicated tasks …